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B&Bs for Veterans

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

We here at the BBAV are grateful to all who have served their country, and to show our appreciation, we are participating in B&Bs for Vets.

Innkeepers want to say thank you to those who’ve served their country by inviting veterans to stay in a B&B on Veteran’s Day. Inns and B&Bs throughout Virginia will open their doors to active and retired military and vets and one guest by offering a free room to those who’ve served in the military on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

Vets: Save the Date – plan to enjoy your complimentary night this year on Sunday, November 11, 2012” (Better Way to Stay).

Participating BBAV Members:

Mayhurst Inn, Orange, VA

Cross House Garden Inn, Weyers Cave, VA 

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm, Dyke, VA 

Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg, VA

Holladay House, Orange, VA 

B&B at Mountain Valley Farm, Stanardsville, VA 

Caledonia Farm-1812, Flint Hill, VA

For More B&Bs and Inn participating in this tribute please visit the web site Better Way to Stay.


By Tara Stoll

Veterans Day in Virginia, 2011

Monday, November 7th, 2011


November 11 is Veterans Day, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, commemorating the end of World War I and honoring all the men and women of the armed forces.

Woodrow Wilson was the first to declare a November 11th celebration of Armistice Day, and he did so with the proclamation, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”


Joseph Ambrose, 86-year old World War I veteran

There will be celebrations, free museum admissions, and military discounts all over the United States on Veterans Day, and Virginia will be no exception:

Mount Vernon, VA- free admission for active duty, former, and retired military personnel; free community concert by The Harmony Heritage Singers.

Grey Swan Inn, Blackstone, VA- 10% discount to military personnel

Montpelier, Orange, VA- free admission to all military personnel

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, Staunton, VA- free Veterans Day Program

Besides these specific events, there are a number of national parks that are offering free admission to everyone on Veterans Day:

  •     Colonial National Historical Park
  •     George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
  •     Manassas National Battlefield Park

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy

By Tara Stoll